With only 24 hours in a day and so much to do between working, prioritizing yourself and your mental health, taking care of children or relatives, trying to enjoy life with your friends, sometimes it’s just too much. Then to top it all off, having to stay healthy and active on top of all the things that come with adulthood can be extremely overwhelming. Something usually gets put on the back burner and most of the time in these cases, it’s your health.
How healthy your heart is depends on (in most cases) how well your body will function. You know Honey Nut Cheerios might actually know what they’re talking about in their commercials.
They push the eat healthy agenda for a healthy heart but it takes more than eating healthy.
Being active and exercising is an essential part of keeping your heart healthy as well.
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Working Out Doesn’t Have to be Black or White
Eating healthy can be hard, but going to the gym and getting a full 30 minute, 1 or 2 hour workout multiple times a week can seem impossible to some people. Who has the time or the resources?
Who has the luxury to devote themselves to a workout like that? Not everyone so it’s understandable why some people don’t work out often or at all.
But working out doesn’t have to be either or. You don’t need to spend 2 hours in the gym, 4 days a week to achieve a better heart. Can it be helpful?
Yes. If you have the time, resources and accessibility to do so then, go for it. If not, there are other ways to keep your body active and in motion even when certain resources are not on your side.
How Yoga Can Help Your Heart- 1 Easy Exercise to Get Started
A great way to stay active without all the stress is through yoga.
Yoga is a group of physical and mental practices (exercises) that call for spiritual discipline to not only help relax your mind but improve your physical body such as your breathing and flexibility.